Thursday, June 08, 2006

Independence from whom?

Officials from the National Capital Region Command announced that there would be 6,000 policemen who will patrol Metro Manila on June 12 during the celebration of the Independence Day. In addition, there will be at least 300 augmentation forces from the military that will be placed on stand by should worse comes to worse.

Querol and the PSG, however, denied that the preparations are in line with the threats against the president with questionable legitimacy. If this is the case, then it follows that the preparations are aimed to control the organizations that will be staging protests against charter change in the same day. Which brings us to the fore: What Independence Day then are we going to celebrate if we cannot even stage protests freely?

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